Dear OLMC Parents,
Next week we will be entering into one of the most festive times of the school year, National Catholic Schools Week. We will begin our annual celebration this Sunday with the day’s focus being on the parish. Families are asked to pray together at home for the success of all Catholic schools and for OLMC School in particular. Students are invited to show their school spirit by wearing their uniform at Mass, if they wish.
Monday, Feb. 1 will focus on OLMC parents and our community. Students will bring in a care package item from home to complete a project for the Merciful Help Center; some children will be making cards at school for residents in nursing homes. Parents, this will be a special day for you since we will be giving away Out-of-Carpool passes to school families throughout the day. Watch the school Facebook page on Monday for more information! Monday is also Teams Day, so students can come to school dressed in their favorite athletic/team attire; athletic pants are allowed.
Tuesday, Feb. 2 focuses on the students and the theme will be “Decades Day.” OLMC students are welcome to dress up with clothes from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, or 80’s. These outfits will certainly be classic!
Wednesday, Feb. 3, we will be having “Patriotic Day.” The entire school community will be celebrating our nation, and we will pray a decade of the rosary for our government. The students will come to school dressed in their uniform but are welcome to wear patriotic accessories such as red, white, and blue socks, hats, scarves, necklaces, etc.
Thursday, February 4 is Vocations Day. Students are invited to dress up as their future vocation (teacher, physician, police officer, priest, sister, etc…)
Friday, Feb.5 will be a day when our school focuses on faculty, staff, and volunteers. We will be having a planned 2-hour late start on that day. Students are encouraged to bring in cards expressing appreciation for their teachers. Friday will also be a School Spirit Day in which students are invited to wear spiritwear and/or school colors along with jeans, khakis, or athletic pants.
Of course, the dress code for each out-of-uniform day will follow the Family Policy Guide (no ripped pants, no tight clothing, etc.) and must be appropriate for Catholic School attire.
What a great joy it will be to celebrate together the gift we have in our school. I am grateful that Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is still thriving after so many years, and I am particularly amazed that we have been able to keep our doors open amid this pandemic. I thank our entire parish community for their stewardship which allows our families to attend a Catholic school where the spirit of Jesus Christ is at the center of all we do. May God continue to bless our parish and our priests for their loyal support of our school and their joint commitment to the Catholic education and formation of our youth. We are so fortunate to be part of this dynamic parish family!
Lastly, I want to share with you the days in which we will be having planned 2-hour late starts for the rest of the year:
Friday, Feb. 5
Friday, March 12
Friday, April 23
Friday, May 21
Continued blessings on your week!
In Christ, our teacher,
Sister Maria Benedicta, O.P.